South Florida Sea Level Rise Map
All maps are based on an extreme 10 foot water level rise plus a high tide flood possibility to show how dangerous this situation could become.
South florida sea level rise map. Dataset tabs default display. When that current slows down or warms up we can see a local sea level rise effect on the east coast of florida. 2017 building off of global projections from the ipcc and in the latter case new research on the potential instability of antarctic ice sheets deconto and pollard 2016. By overlaying social and economic data on a map that depicts sea level rise a community can see the potential impact that sea level rise can have on vulnerable people and businesses.
Use the button to zoom in. Users can simulate inundation associated with one to six feet of sea level rise at various scales along the contiguous united states coast except for the great lakes. In southeast florida our sea level is also affected by another factor the gulf stream. Stefan rahmstorf discusses how changes in the arctic may slow down the gulf stream.
The rate of sea level rise is currently doubling every seven years and if it were to continue in this manner ponzi scheme style we would have 205 feet of sea level rise by 2095 he says. In this video dr. The social vulnerability index which shows areas of high human vulnerability to hazards is based on population attributes from census 2010 e g age and poverty and the built environment. Then move the water gauge up a foot or two feet or nine feet.
Type your address in the search bar. Sea level rise map viewer. Because of sea level rise tidal flooding in some areas of the state has increased by 352 since 2000 and communities are spending over 4 billion on solutions which are complicated by the porous limestone bedrock that the state sits on. The maps are produced using detailed elevation maps with local and regional tidal variability.
Scientists are studying how recent changes may have impacted recent king tides. Florida sea level scenario sketch planning tool sea level rise viewer about. Sea level rise and coastal flooding impacts. Sea levels around florida have risen up to 8 inches since 1950 and are now rising as much as 1 inch every 3 years mainly due to a slowing gulf stream.
This map viewer illustrates the scale of potential coastal flooding after varying amounts of sea level rise. Many of these coastal areas have some of the most. This climate central map shows how sea level rise will cover parts of south florida based on the elevation.
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